Monday, June 29, 2015
It has been awhile since my last post on my blog. I was busy for the past months going back to school and reading all the reading materials that the board gave to us.But anyway, I am here again. Maybe I should share what I did for the past months of being away from my laptop. Last 2014, my brother told me that he was going to take up a comprehensive real estate seminar. I thought that maybe it was his move to a career advancement since he works in bank. I told him if I could catch up with with and join him in the CRES (Comprehensive Real Estate Seminar) that he was talking that time. Maybe it was really not for me because he told me that the listing was already closed. So I decided to go on with my life as an entrepreneur. Until last January of 2015 when my brother told me that there is another batch of CRES that will be held on February. Immediately I enrolled myself in the seminar.
From February to March, during Saturdays and Sundays, I have to get out of the house early and listen to various speakers for 8 hours in avenue packed with different people. Wanting to learn about real estate. From lawyers to doctors were present during the seminar days. It was a short class but packed of brilliant minds. I would admit that It was not easy to go back to school again after 14 years of being away. During the seminar, we were informed that it would be the last batch of seminarians for the real estate course.
Here in the Philippines, There is a law on real estate service or the RA 9646 of better known as the RESA LAW. This law regulates the selling of real estate properties to real estate service practitioners who are licensed to perform acts as real estate service practitioners. Unlicensed individual, trying to sell others property is no longer allowed this time. They can be imprisoned by their acts and can also dangerous to transact with them.
After the CRES, I reviewed and prepared myself for the board the examination. I also attended the final coaching. There was a calendar schedule that was given to me. It was a 7 days review schedule that I must follow. Unfortunately, I was not able to follow it because in the middle of the final week before May 24, my wife gave birth. we stayed 3 days waiting for the baby to come out. My study schedule was out of track. After she gave birth, I went back to the schedule 3 days behind. Cramming was the right word for me. The board examination was near and I needed to review on 8 subjects more. I remembered reading a 2 inch thick book just in 2 hours. My mind was about to blow. Overloaded with different ideas. Stress but fighting to pass the examination for real estate brokers.
Examination day. My brother and I were together in the room. We were already in the venue as early as 6:30 am, as advised by the professional regulation commission or PRC. There were 3 parts. For the first 2, I was always first to pass my test paper. I was confident that I answered it correctly in my best ability. The third part was different. It was super difficult and demoralizing, especially the questions that were out of this world. Confident as always, I know that I only needed a few to pass the examination. After the examination, my brother asked me how well did I do. I said to him that we passed that examination.
After 4 days of waiting. The sleepless nights finally paid off. At around 12 am, the PRC published online the successful passers. out of 10,000++ examinee, only 5,000++ made it. I was just very fortunate that my name was on that list. Now I am a professinal real estate broker.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
This is my second Sunday in a row that I watched The Voice Season 2, Philippine edition. Tonight was a big surprise for me. I realized that not all good voice will be accepted. There was this contestant that I think deserves to be in the main season. She was a US based Filipina, teaching in the school. She went back to the Philippines just to join the blind auditions for the Voice of the Philippines season 2. Sadly, she never made any judge turn their chairs. After she rendered a song, she requested to make a duet with Ms. Lea Salonga. It was a blast when they sang a Miss Saigon song.
For the judges, it was a clear miss on their part when they did not turned chair on this young talented lady. She would have been a good choice for any of them. But even though no chairs turned, still Ms. Lea Salonga gave her a number to make it to Broadway.
Posted by Brian
at 8:00 AM
Monday, October 27, 2014
I am doing a buy and sell business right now. Most of my customers are hospitals and food institutions. The main item that I deliver to these entities are my plastic sando bags. The sando bags that I deliver are not just ordinary plastic bags. These are biodegradable and food grade approved. This makes my sando bags different from other plastic sando bags that are sold in the market.
Here in the city, sando bags are very in demand because it is affordable and widely used. Today, I just encountered another problem in the procurement of these bags. It is because not all sando bags have 100 pieces content.Mostly sando bags are packed by 80 pieces. Aside from the quantity, there is a color that my customer needs. The color must be green and yellow only. No other color than that. In the color yellow, I don't have any problem with that because there are plenty of stocks around that I can buy. But the green is a big problem for me. This makes the sando bags hard to find.
My suppliers told me that their stock of green sando bags are limited and I have to wait until tomorrow so that they will be able to procure the number of bags that I am requesting from them. I need to deliver these sando bags as soon as possible. The hospital is in need of it and I am pressured by this. I need to get those sando bags to the hospital or else I might lose this customer of mine.
Posted by Brian
at 10:28 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Having a car can be very comfortable, specially when you are always on the go or you have things to carry. Most people living in the city are now driving their own cars. This is because when you use any public transportation it will cause you delay and if you are carrying something it can be hassle for you traveling. That is why many would prefer to have their own car and drive it.
Just like humans, cars also need doctors and they are called mechanic or auto mechanic. They are the doctors of any automobile there is. It is very important to have your car check from time to time so that you are assured that your vehicle is free from any trouble, specially the engine. A preventive maintenance is very ideal for any car.
Auto mechanics have different specializations. There are those who are expert in the engine. There are also those specializing in auto air conditioning and electrical. There are also those who have all these specializations.
Auto doctors are not residing in hospitals. The place where you can find these auto doctors is called the auto shop. The place have all the equipment that can be use in the auto diagnosis for engine trouble.
It is very wise to have your car check to have a peace of mind while on the road. Have a safe ride always.
Posted by Brian
at 7:22 PM